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Chevrolet News:2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport To Start At $66,445

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The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport provides a middle ground between the standard Corvette and the all-mighty Z06. Case in point is the price. Chevrolet announced the pricing for the Grand Sport which begins at $66,445 for the coupe and $70,445 for the convertible (both prices include destination). The standard Corvette starts at $56,395 and the Corvette Z06 begins at $80,395.

 

The Grand Sport gets the Z06's chassis tuning, upgraded cooling systems, aerodynamic package, electronic limited-slip differential, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Optional is the Z07 package that adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Cup tires. The 6.2L V8 with 460 horsepower provides the firepower.

 

Later this year, Chevrolet will offer a Collector Edition that comes with a Watkins Glen Gray Metallic paint with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a full leather and suede-wrapped interior finished in blue.

 

Chevrolet says the Corvette Grand Sport will arrive at dealers this summer.

 

Source: Chevrolet

 

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I don't know why GM doesn't build an LT1 without all the restrictive cylinder deactivation gear. With minimal development costs, they could have a 500 horsepower, 7000 rpm engine for track performance cars like the Grand Sport or upcoming Z/28, and it would still match the LS3 in fuel economy.

 

A grand sport at $66,445 with the same power output as the base model or Z51 package is just underwhelming to me. The collectors edition is absolutely gorgeous though.

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They need to plan ahead with engine performance upgrades without a completely new drivetrain.  I'm sure there will be almost 500 hp in the next few years.

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